Seekumarie Chatarpal nee Sookdeo aka Enid/Elaine was born on March13, 1947 in the Village of Plaisance, East Coast, Demerara, British Guiana. She was the fifth child of Bissoondai Dharamraj and Joseph Sookdeo (Boyee). She was married on August 3, 1964 to Robert Chatterpaul (Robbie) of Bush Lot, West Coast, Berbice, Guyana who preceded her in death. Elaine is a resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Happy Acres ECD, Guyana where she was a successful business woman and beloved by many.
As a teenager, after a short instruction period, Elaine became a master seamstress. Having been born in a traditional Hindu family, Elaine received a very limited education; yet as an adult, single mother with four young children, Elaine overcame major obstacles to become a very strong successful business woman during a turbulent political situation in her country. Elaine was strong, diligent, determined, disciplined and resilient in every aspect of her life. In a culture and a time where it was almost impossible Elaine – widowed at twenty-four years old – was bound and determined to give her children a middle-class lifestyle and outstanding education. She was successful beyond all expectations. Nieces and nephews and complete strangers will remember auntie E as the strong woman who many times stood in multiple roles in their lives.
She will be remembered fondly and brings laughter to the memory of everyone who encountered her.
Elaine, is survived by her children Danny (Hannah) of Texas, Annie (Michael) of Florida, Rosanna (Feaud) of Florida and Rickey (Kim) her honorary son of Toronto; Her siblings, Carmen (John), Iris aka Babs, Ganace (Vasilla), Sanmattie and Chandrouti; grandchildren, Jonathan, Cassandra (Ryan), Rebecca, Kamal, Natasha and Farouk. Also, nieces and nephews and relatives.
She was predeceased by her husband Robert, her beloved daughter, Annette, her parents and three brothers.
Elaine Chatarpal died on May 25, 2020 at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto Ontario. She will rest at Pine Hills cemetery in Scarbrough Ontario. Her family wishes to sincerely thank the very competent kind and caring staff and administration of the Sunnybrook Palliative Care Unit at the Sunnybrook Hospital. You were her family, her friends, her beauticians, her musicians & her care takers. Special mention to Dr Roseanna Pezzo, Danny Vesprini and her long time GP Dr Jane Pritchard.
Thank to everyone who helped her thought this journey. Your kindness and support are greatly appreciated.
For the Donation you may go to- https://donate.sunnybrook.ca/tribute. For destination type Odette Cancer Centre and for Name type Elaine Chatarpal. Thank you.
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